April 15, 2013
Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at New York University College of Nursing, has been selected as the recipient of the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Rising Star Research Award by the ENRS Awards Committee. Djukic will be honored at the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions. Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony Brunch, which will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. For conference details and registration information, please visit their website.
Djukic's program of research has been strongly influenced from her years of experience as a staff nurse where she observed many of the problems that exist on nursing care units. She is passionate about improving nurses' working conditions as a critical precursor to improving patient outcomes with a focus on examining the impact of social and physical aspects of nurse work environments on nurse work outcomes and quality and safety of patient care delivery.
“One of the key recommendations of The Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing report is to expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts,” said Djukic. “My current research, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program, is dedicated to discovering what tools and resources nurse leaders need to effectively lead evidence-based improvements in patient care.”
Djukic is particularly interested in studying the role that front-line, middle level nurse managers, and nurse executives play in securing optimal nurse work environments and quality patient outcomes. Her primary research interest is in developing effective interventions to promote nurse manager implementation of evidence-based nurse work environment improvement strategies vital to health care quality.
“I am tremendously honored that the ENRS Awards Committee recognized the importance and potential of this work to improve health and healthcare in the U.S., and I am incredibly grateful to my mentors, colleagues, and the NYU College of Nursing for the support and nomination for this award,” Djukic added.
The Rising Star Research Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Junior investigator (earned doctorate in the last 7 years) who has initiated and conducted post-doctoral health and/or nursing research, showing promise in establishing a program of health and/or nursing research, and has a publishing record emanating from the program of research.
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